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Researchers from School of Chemistry Report Findings in Phenothiazines

March 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Phenothiazines is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Himachal Prades, India, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Guar gum-cerium (IV) tungstate nanocomposite (GG/CTNC) cationic exchanger was synthesized using simple sol gel method. The GG/CTNC was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transmission infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrophotometer (EDX)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the School of Chemistry, "The XRD studies confirmed amorphous and fibrous in nature of GG/CTNC. The high percentage of oxygen in the nanocomposite material confirmed the functionality tungstate (WO4-). The ion exchange capacity of GG/CTNC for Na-* ion was observed to be 1.30 mequiv g(-1). The hybrid exchanger was used as potential adsorbent for the removal of methylene blue (MB) from aqueous system. The correlation coefficients value indicated a good fit of monolayer Langmuir model to the adsorption of methylene blue onto GG/CTNC. The adsorption kinetic study revealed that the adsorption process followed the pseudo second order kinetic."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The Gibbs free energy (Delta G) values confirmed the spontaneous nature of adsorption process."

For more information on this research see: Adsorptional removal of methylene blue by guar gum-cerium (IV) tungstate hybrid cationic exchanger. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;101():684-691. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Carbohydrate Polymers -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.K. Gupta, Shoolini Univ, Sch Chem, Solan 173212, Himachal Prades, India. Additional authors for this research include D. Pathania, P. Singh, A. Kumar and B.S. Rathore (see also Phenothiazines).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Cerium, Methylene Blue, Phenothiazines, Himachal Prades, Lanthanoid Series Elements

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